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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Dates for the Diary - December 2010

Hello Ladies

I am sending out this Dates for the diary email containing everything we mentioned at our last meeting and all other new items of interest that have come in since which we thought you might be interested in.

We ask you to check the blogspot & website regularly to see if there are any further updates rather than bombard you with emails in the run up to Christmas.

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Website address is

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London Westend Women's Institute

See you on Tuesday December 21st at our final WI meeting for 2010

NB Membership renewals for most of us will be due again in Jan 2011


National Gallery Christmas Shopping evening

At National Gallery - 19th & 26th Nov in Sainsbury Wing
There will be chocolate tasting and mince pies etc
Starts at 6:30

Laughter Yoga opportunity with Carrie 27th November

Lighten up your life with 60 Minutes of Laughter Yoga, no sense of humour or jokes needed. Relax & unwind and reenergise.
10.30 to 11.30am @ Dermalogica, 7 Lancer Sq, Kensington Church st.
No charge
Bring blanket, mat or towel to lie down on, wear loose comfortable clothing
Pre-booking essential phone or text 07789954972 with your name and the date you want to come to


Soho Theatre trip to see Ronna & Beverly on Thurs 16th Dec 2010
Pls email Dianamath@googlemail.com or contact her on 07952 579059 if you wish to attend
Tickets cost £10

Curwen Gallery Nov 27th & 28th
Curwen Gallery on Windmill Street, WC1E just off Tottenham Court Road are having a fundraising weekend in aid of Macmillan on 27th and 28th November 11am until 6pm.
Prices for pieces from £15

Curwen have also offered to let us have a rummage evening through their bins at a discount. No date for this has been agreed as yet so watch this space.


Don Giovanni at the ENO
ENO are showing Don Giovanni at the Coliseum on St Martin's Lane

Message From: Robert Coleman - London Cultureseekers Group
Telephone: 07905 901 834
Email Address: robert@cultureseekers.org
Dear LWWI,
I run a group in London called the London Cultureseekers Group and i wondered if your W.I group might be interested in getting involved?


We meet up most weekends to explore London's fantastic history and culture through it's museums, art galleries, historical buildings, go on guided walks and go to the theatre.

The group has over 3000 members, from 25 - 75 years old and we have been running over 4 years.

Membership fee is £12 and if you join now your membership will not expire until December 2011.

We are a very friendly group and it's a fantastic way to explore London whilst making new friends.


Robert Coleman
London Cultureseekers Group

London Bee Summit - 16th December

Bees are in peril and there are a number of suspects, from pesticides to climate change. With human wellbeing so intimately tied to the fate of the bee, we are calling together organisations working with bees in London and the UK to ask: what’s happening to the honey bee? And what can Londoners to do help?

We'll have the inaugural London Honey Tasting, a display of hives and equipment, and refreshments courtesy of the Co-op's Plan Bee.

Speakers include:

Environment minister Lord Henley
Dr Opi Outhwaite from Greenwich University on bee health and regulation;
Nick Fraser from the National Trust on managing parks and gardens without chemicals; and
Elinor McDowall from Bungay Community Bees, the UK's first community-supported beekeeping.

Registration is essential and there's a discount for Capital Growth spaces. Find more information and the booking form at: www.capitalbee.org

Hansel & Gretel
Kate is going to try to reschedule our trip to ROH for Hansel and Gretel further details to follow.

Food Hygiene Course - Feb 2010

Food Hygiene course will be run on Feb 5th

Funny Women Challenge

Funny Women are challenging five prominent business women – Julie Hall, Karen Darby, Claire Pelenc, Mel Burgess and Nora Berge - to perform three minutes of stand up comedy for the first time to a paying audience. The event will raise awareness and funds for locally based charity, The New Victoria Medical Foundation, and takes place in the luxurious surroundings of The Bingham, boutique hotel and restaurant. Each act will be asking friends and contacts to sponsor them. Hosting the show will be television presenter and Richmond resident, Gabby Logan who is also in training to tell a few jokes and a few funny anecdotes about her life with the BBC sports presenting team. Each woman performing will have been mentored for her performance by the Funny Women team and a few of their favourite comedy acts.

Ticket price is £35, which includes good wine and delicious canap├ęs. To book on-line visit www.funnywomen.com/tickets or call 020 8948 4444.

Jacqui from Neals Yard who is coming to talk to us at our December meeting - December 21st 2010 sent us the following link about her and her products


Love shopping on line. Free delivery until end of November. Just log in and shop. Payment by credit card. Some great gifts on offer or just treat yourself....


We invite you to the Launch Evening of our festive boutique pop-up shop in Leather Lane EC1 – see attached for full details and also daytime opening hours. Come and grab some beautifully crafted Christmas bargains! We look forward to seeing you there.

Festive boutique & exhibition
56-58 Leather Lane, London, EC1N 7TP

For three days only, come and explore our festive boutique in the busy thoroughfare of
Leather Lane. Show your support to young designer makers of the future, by purchasing a
unique ‘one off’ Christmas gift or treat!

Opening times

1st Dec 12 - 3pm & 5:30 - 8pm (Launch Party)
2nd Dec 12 - 3pm
3rd Dec 12 - 3pm

Launch Party

5:30 - 8pm free entry
Meet the young designers and volunteers at our launch celebration and community
exhibition. As well as take part in our one night only auction of selected art works.
Enjoy light refreshments, performances, children’s animation screenings and
interactive arts workshops.

Workshops for young people held at the boutique

2nd December 5.30 -7.30pm (free)
Screen Printing - Design and print a t-shirt or canvas bag

3rd December 5.30 -7.30pm (free)
Night Photography - Explore the wonder of Flash & Long Exposure Photography!!!

For more information contact teanne.andrews@1a-arts-etc.co.uk or call 020 7837 3332

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